For February 15, 2015: The Footprints app was designed to allow parents to stalk--OK, keep track of--their kids. However, it has some more upbeat, educational uses as well! On reading an article about unique ways to use technology in the biology classroom, we found that the app can be used on field studies of ecosystems. As students explore a particular habitat, they can take photographs and store them with their GPS coordinates. Once back in the classroom, students can share their pictures using Google Earth and discuss their observations. Footprints comes with a free initial subscription to get you started. Subscriptions at about $1.99 for three months. It is available for Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
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